We think it’s safe to say that no one is crying “sacrilegious” over the custom color change on this purple metallic 1979 Corvette that’s currently listed for sale on eBay.
With 53,807 Corvettes built during the production setting 1979 model year, perhaps selling a Corvette that stands out from the crowd will help find it a new owner.
The second owner of the car has owned the car for all but the first year of its life. In 1994, he changed the original Dark Green exterior to the custom purple metal flake metallic they named Disco Purple.
Having a Disco Purple Metal Flake exterior would surely garner lots of attention. The seller compares it to a “life-size hot wheels car” and says it receives “thumbs ups and compliements” from everyone who sees it.
The car is described as a matching numbers 1979 Corvette with the L82 and just 60,000 miles on the odometer.
Mechanically, the auction listed claims the car in excellent shape. The Corvette is powered by the option L82 V8 which made 220 horsepower compared to the L48 that was rated at 195 hp. Freshly serviced, the car has new brakes, calipers and rotors, a new exhaust, rebuilt rearend and has a new battery.
Options include the light beige interior, glass t-tops and power everything.
As for the downsides, the seller says that catalytic converter cover is rusted through and the cat itself has some rust on it. The A/C needs a recharge and judging from the pictures, its most likely the original R12 A/C system. He also mentions it will need two new tires and the spare tire and tire cover is missing.
To date, the Disco Purple 1979 Corvette has attracted a bid of $7,099 and has not reached its reserve with just over two days left in the auction. The digital gavel falls on Monday, November 28th at 945 pm. The seller is listed as FinishLine Autos in Mahopac, N.Y.
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